Although this holiday season is going to look different than usual, I think these festive moments are so good for the soul. Let’s finish this odd year off on a warm, positive note. While the get-togethers are non-existent this year, that doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate. I frequently challenge myself to celebrate the simplest moments and to find joy in the everyday and what an opportunity we have here to do just that. This holiday to-do list is my little encouragement to you that there can still be some special moments found in the midst of this season.
I don’t want to minimize the hard parts of this year’s holiday season, I know there are so many who are struggling financially, mentally and emotionally and that’s important to acknowledge. Hopefully next year, things will be opening up again and we can move forward. While Johnny and I both miss our families, who are in different provinces, I’m honestly really looking forward to a slow, quiet season. We have both taken time off of work and it will truly be a time of rest, injected with special moments. I always cherish times like this.
Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve been making a holiday to-do list of fun activities to do at home or outside. One’s that promote the continued social distancing measures but also bring joy and special moments. I thought this would be the perfect thing to share and if you have other ideas, please add them!
Holiday To-Do List
- Binge watch something for a whole day (we’re planning on the Harry Potter movies – may take a couple of days).
- A long, snowy walk with my little fam.
- At home latte date and writing out our goals for 2021 (we do this every year and it’s one of my favourite traditions – we also review our previous years goals when we do this).
- Charcuterie night & games (cribbage and scrabble are our top picks).
- Homemade pizza night – we got all the ingredients tonight! The best.
- Watch the NYC ballet’s The Nutcracker – it’s online here this year! What a fun way to support the arts!
- Set a candlelit table for dinner one evening – cook or order in from a local restaurant.
- At home spa night – masks and nails, please!
- Experiment with new cocktail recipes or pick up a variety of beer from a local brewery and make an at-home flight to try.
- Read a whole book, start to finish.
- Indulging in holiday movies (my top picks are listed here if you’re looking for some inspiration).
I hope you have a wonderful holiday season. Sending all my love! Xx